Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Importance of Being Elegant.

Kingdom of Lesotho's Queen Motsoeneng. LOVE the seShweshwe, a Sotho invention, and the simplicity augmented with gorgeous skin and a beautiful smile. Mad Lesotho Love:)

Yup! That's on Official Hair Attack. 
Cameroon's First Lady Chantal Biya.
So you've heard that Hollywood Royal Elizabeth Taylor died today. I think it's the end of an era, but not of  glamorous women inspired by the likes and legacy of Cleopatra, whom Taylor once played. This got me thinking--who are the Cleopatra's of our day?  Not sure this is anything of an answer, especially because this is nothing of a political endorsement, just an observation on the importance of being elegant. And to borrow from Stacy Schiff's intelligent, compassionate and convincing biography Cleopatra: A Life, "A goddess as a child, a queen at eighteen, a celebrity soon thereafter...Even at a time when women rulers were no rarity she stood out.."

Well, the Cleopatra's of our time. May the plead with the gods and stop this March madness of snowfall in the bud of spring.
And then there was Michelle...
Who even Anna Wintour very quotably, says she looks up to!
Rocking an Alexander McQueen design, R.

Below is Angela, Princess of Lichtenstein. Born Angela Brown in Barbados. Schooled at Parsons School of Design in NYC and started her own fashion design company, A. Brown.

How cool would it be to see what the princess-fashionista would design today?


  1. Great post as always! Note - the Queen of Lesotho is Queen 'Masenate Seeiso. Motsoeneng is her maiden name. She is elegantly rocking that Seshoeshoe though:-)

  2. @Wanderlust- Noted! Thanks for the correction, trust a Tswana girl like me to get beautiful Sotho names backward. And yes, Queen Masenate Seeiso is beautiful indeed.